Andy Brubaker

Project Director

It was not till later in life that I recognized my spark for serving others began during high school while working as a summer camp counselor at the Woodruff Scout Reservation. Originally, I understood my role was all about teaching outdoor camping skills. In reality, I was learning how to develop a community and then leading them toward accomplishing a goal. 

A call with my former camp director after college secured a life-changing transition into the nonprofit world as a professional scouter with the Boy Scouts of America. Twenty years later, I continue to thrive on building teams of volunteers and donors who endeavor to make an impact on the communities we serve. The benefits from our work will have an influence for years to come.


Andy was first overtaken by a tremendous passion to serve others early in his professional career when he joined the Boy Scouts of America. While serving the BSA, he excelled at fundraising with volunteers which led to an 11 percent overall increase in annual gifts. He then transitioned to LaGrange College serving on a fundraising team that completed a $64 million capital campaign over goal and ahead of schedule.

Andy then moved to Andrew College where he was an integral part of the school’s $16 million capital campaign. The school was notably Georgia’s only remaining two-year liberal arts college and was located in one of the 50 most impoverished counties in the United States. Overcoming obstacles and focused on growth, Andy built a team that raised in excess of $2 million in annual gifts and launched a
$7.5 million comprehensive campaign.

A graduate of the Georgia Academy of Economic Development and former Executive Director for the American Red Cross of Southwest Georgia, Andy’s nonprofit leadership and development experience is both deep and wide. His career has also included fundraising leadership roles at two independent K-12 schools and the Hogansville Downtown Development Authority in Georgia. He thrives on building teams of staff, volunteers, and donors focused on making an impact on their communities and bringing successful capital campaigns to fruition through his passion and fundraising expertise.

Summary of Experience

  • Expanded Mason Prep’s annual fall giving program donor roll by 222 percent.
  • Served as an elected official liaison with the American Red Cross for eight natural disaster response operations.
  • Exceeded Andrew College’s $16 million capital campaign goal by $850,000.
  • Secured four seven-figure gifts for Andrew College’s annual giving programs.
  • Graduate of the Georgia Academy of Economic Development.
  • As Chair of the Hogansville Downtown Development Authority, secured the City’s first Better Hometown Accreditation and was awarded a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant.
  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Biology, Western Carolina University.
  • Masters in Public Administration, University of West Georgia.